Thursday, April 5, 2012

NYC: April 7, 2012: Hip Hop USA Sneaker Art Gallery Store

Saturday, April 7th

Opening: Hip Hop USA Sneaker Art Gallery Store

343 Lafayette street, just north of Bleeker.  
6 Train to Bleeker street and you're there!  
Opens at 1pm.

America’s first handmade sneaker art pop-up boutique opens with epic Lafayette Street sneaker art battle at 343 Lafayette Street, New York City.

Selling original handmade sneaker, skateboard and clothing art, and limited edition Hip Hop USA signature items, Hip Hop USA has selected approximately 70 items from their inventory of commissioned artists works and signature items to feature in the store.

Founded in Harlem in 2008, Hip Hop USA’s dynamic live sneaker art competitions and live canvas mural painting events are a defining moment in the convergence of graffiti and contemporary urban art. Hip Hop USA is the first sneaker art brand and urban art dealer of its kind, combining the creations of legendary and emerging artists with washable/wearable paints, on sneakers, skateboards, hats, t-shirts, tanks, hats and more, for sneaker freaks and art patrons alike.


Join us as we celebrate legendary New York City graffiti artists from the 1970s and early 1980s commissioned to recreate their iconic subway train art on Hip Hop USA sneakers. Artists commissioned for Sneaker Trains, Volume 1 include: Ale one, Stayhigh 149, Jester, Slave, Jee 2, Sen One, AZ, Ton, Paser, Duke 9 and Shadow.

On display, local winners from 2010-11 Hip Hop USA Sneaker Art Battles, including Kuro, Che, Leos.

New Revolutionaries Sneaker Art series featuring Che Guevara, Black Panther Assata Shakur, Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Arab Spring, Martin Luther King, Jr., Tupac Shakur, Chuck D.

Limited editions sneaker art produced onsite, along with featured New York City fine and urban artists ready to tag your new favorite Hip Hop USA sneakers, clothing and apparel with custom creations. 


Hip Hop USA will also be conducting a Hip Hop USA Sneaker Art Battle that day for artists of all ages and abilities as we continue our search for the next limited edition sneaker artists. Markers and sneakers supplied. No purchase necessary to participate.

Limited Edition winners receive $250 cash prize and commission on the sale of their limited edition sneaker art creation.

Artists are encouraged to bring accessories and materials to make their sneaker art stand out from the pack.

Sneaker Art Battle space is limited.
Pre-register for sneaker art battle competition at